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A local resident has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death

Omaha, NE – According to the police report, Ross S. Lorello III, 43, was charged Monday with first-degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony in the death of Mickey Sodoro, 70, real estate agent.

This unfortunate incident occurred  on Dec. 28., at a home where the two men met to complete a rental agreement. The victim was shot at close range in the back of the head and his body was left in a garage crawl space at the rental home.

The home belonged to Sodoro’s son and Sodoro was helping him rent it. Police found Sodoro’s body covered in carpet pieces in the crawl space after his son reported he had not returned from showing the house and his truck was missing. The truck was later found abandoned.

Ross Lorello told investigators he met with Sodoro at the home, gave him $9,700 in cash and signed the leasing paperwork. He said Sodoro then left in another vehicle to meet someone else. Lorello is being held without bond.